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Buoyant Baudry

25 November 2016

Defender has settled in well at Rovers

Former Leyton Orient captain Mathieu Baudry is happy to let the strikers in the Rovers’ side take all of the limelight in this weekend’s clash against his old club. 

Baudry was out for dinner after the Hartlepool game and told of a story involving a fan.

He said:  “On Sunday I went for food with John Marquis, a Rovers fan said well done to him and didn’t recognise me! The fans have really taken to John and he’s become a bit of a fans favourite.

“At Orient everybody knew me and I was doing interviews every week, so it’s a bit different here but I’m prepared to take it step by step.”

The 28-year-old played more than 100 games for Saturday’s opponents but says he doesn’t feel as though he has a point to prove against his former club. 

He said: “They know enough about me and I left because I wanted to leave. It was my decision, if I want to impress anyone its people from Doncaster Rovers.” 

Baudry and the rest of his team-mates will be looking to extend Rovers unbeaten league run at the Keepmoat to 13 games, a run which stretches all the way back to the end of last season. 

After missing the opening stages of the Sky Bet League Two season, the defender described the spell he had out of the side as ‘frustrating’ and the worst possible way to start off a spell at a new club. 

Now establishing himself as a regular at the heart of Rovers’ back-line, the Frenchman was full of praise for manager Darren Ferguson and the impact he has had on the rest of the squad so far this season.

He added: “I’m full of admiration for him when he speaks, at this level it’s the first time I’ve heard someone talk about football like that. The way he speaks is just too good for this level really.

“Even if we win comfortably he will find something we can improve, and if we lose it’s not all bad so every week I enjoy coming to training because I’m working and learning consistently."

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